Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Today's Miracle

I have always believed in miracles, even seen a few, but none like the one I’m going to share today. This miracle happened to one of my best friend, Georgia, and her family. I’m not sure if I can properly write it, but will try. And will wipe tears as I write.

First, a bit of background, Georgia’s daughter Kimber is like a daughter to me. She married very young and had Kody, who is now 26. Kody was born with Spina Bifida, had his first of many, many surgeries at less than a day old. Kody life has always been filled with medical stuff, one crises after another, and lots of love. Kody became an adult, moved into a sheltered home situation, and for a while worked at a greeter at Wal-Mart. He is very mobile in a wheelchair or scooter.

A few weeks ago, Kody had to have a stunt replaced in his head that drained fluid. Something didn’t work right, other procedures were tried, and his skull was opened 3 times. Things got worst and worst and he was on life supports. He had signed paper for life support to be turned off if no recovery was possible.

His loving family gathered to say good-bye. One by one, the machines were disconnected until there was none. As soon as that happened, Kody started breathing on his own. Ten days and another surgery later he went home. TYF for this miracle.

Now, for the rest of the story, get the hankies ready. Kody was a few years old when Kimber had a precious baby daughter named Ryan. (Kimber had divorced and remarried) Ryan was born very tiny, also with Spina Bifida. Ryan too spent long days and many times in the hospital, several times not knowing the outcome. Ryan passed away at the age of 18, three years ago. (Please read more about Ryan here.

The day that Kody breathed on his own was Ryan’s 21st birthday. Our angel was looking down and helping her big brother.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this story. This family shows us perseverence in hardship in a speccial way. I did look at Ryan's picture and she was a joyful girl. They remind us that ALL lives are worth living. And that God does think so, too. :D


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